New secondary school in Hampton Gardens, Peterborough
Like Cambridgeshire, Peterborough has in recent years experienced an increase in primary aged pupils. As these large cohorts of children move through, they will begin to increase demand for secondary school places. In particular, there are demographic pressures upon Fletton and Woodston, the areas of Peterborough which are closest to Stanground Academy, which is the catchment secondary school for Cambridgeshire children living in the Yaxley and Farcet area.
Under the proposal, a new 1,200 place secondary school (with sixth form) will be built at Hampton Gardens to serve Hampton residents and Cambridgeshire children living in the community of Yaxley.
The new school will be a Free School and will be run by Hampton Academies Trust (HAT), which already runs nearby Hampton Academy. It is planned to open in September 2017 for Year 7 pupils initially and will grow year on year from the bottom upwards over the following 5 years. It will eventually also have a sixth form for 300 students. The first Cambridgeshire pupils to attend the school will be those who are currently in Year 5.
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